Jun 21, 2010

dug Nap, "Grrrrr (Dog)"

dug Nap
Grrrrrr (Dog), 1993
oil on board

Value: $500

dug Nap is a self-taught painter and illustrator based in Burlington, VT. Sometimes referred to as an “Outsider” artist, Nap's style has also been labeled “folk,” although neither do his versatility justice. He and his work as a whole defy labels. He has a recognizable, sometimes dark sense of humor and his subject matter is mostly animals, sometimes humans, and often incorporates text. Nap has recently been illustrating children’s books, and is exploring performance art grounded in his brand of poetic humor and spoken word and occasionally through music media.